North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Come watch a FREE showing of Big Hero 6 on the waterfront in Gloucester MA

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!


Playtime Stories for young children at the Gloucester Stage Company

Gloucester Stage invites kids ages 3 and up to Playtime Stories. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theatre as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story.


Join the fun in the friend room for an afternoon of making super hero inspired crafts!  make animal super heroes, masks and more! Materials will also be available for creating posters for the Topsfield Fair poster contest!


The Ipswich Massachusetts Farmers Market is every Wednesday on the South Vill

Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, eggs, herbs, flowers, local artisans and featured community initiatives as well as lively entertainment weekly! The Ipswich Farmers Market vision is “To support a vibrant local food-based economy and help nurture a more sustainable community.” The 2014 season runs from June 20-October 17.


Cold Chocolate bring blugrass to the Trustrees of Reservation's Castle Hill Ipsw

Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."


Run to benefit the Hamilton Fire Department Relief Association which is a non-pr

Time for the 28th Annual Firefighters 5 Mile Road Race! This competitive race travels through the country roads of Hamilton, MA and Gordon Theological Seminary. Start and Finish is at the Hamilton Fire Department. Run to benefit the Hamilton Fire Department Relief Association which is a non-profit organization set up to help firefighters and their families in times of tragedy or distress. Registration fee is $25 and a Free Commemorative shirt will be given to the first 100 registered.


The Dockside toru fo the Schooner Adventure is a great time for kids!

Bring the family to see this newly-restored Gloucester schooner, learn some maritime history and have some fun! Take a tour of Gloucester's iconic wooden dory fishing schooner. Built in 1926 and recently restored, this National Historic Landmark is not to be missed!



Joppa Flats will have Free indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families!

Come to Joppa Flats for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.  Staff members and volunteers will provide helpful information, hands-on learning, and several family-friendly activities, including lessons in backyard science, craft projects, and critter collecting demonstrations.


Go on a low tide exploration at Grace Oliver Beach in Marblehead

Enjoy a summer morning at Grace Oliver Beach during low tide and discover the living wonders of the sandy coastline. Walk across the mudflats to Crowninshield Island, where we will search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures living in this delicate habitat. Explore the five-acre island and its unusual variety of landforms, from granite rocks and tidal pools to sandy beach, salt marsh, and wooded hilltop. We will preserve our memories by creating our own beach collages.


Discover the natural beauty and Varied Habitats of Eastern Point with Andrew Pra

Join Mass Audubon as they explore the habitats of Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Gloucester. The cool breezes, superb coastline, and easily observed wildlife will delight your senses. We'll visit tide pools, salt marsh, woodlands, and adjoining fields using hands-on activities as we investigate each habitat.


The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fundraiser Renaissance Faire for Hammond Castle

The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fund raiser for the Hammond Castle Museum. At this Rennaisance Faire there will be live performances, musicians, great food, demonstrations, comedy, Knights, storytelling, and artisans/vendors from around New England!  Castle Tours will also be available. Perhaps you can be a part of our Human chess Match, or cheer on our knights as they do live steel combat!

Location: Hammond Castle


Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!


The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy in Gloucester is hosting a blood drive to collect a goal of 50 donations in a single day in August! There is a always a huge need for blood, and many people need blood today! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Your donation is needed right now.


Reid's Ride is a annual fundraiser to help young adults with cancer!

Reid's Ride is a true North Shore event where participants travel at their own pace along the town and country roads of Essex County to travel from Lynnfield to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  This annual fundraiser ride is 28 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities because it's not a race, its a ride, and participants are encouraged to ride according to their ability. At the end of the ride, participants are greeted with food, refreshements, music and prizes!


The Ocean Food Cahin Cruise aboard the Yankee Clipper will focus on the estuary

Join Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center for an exciting exploration of the lower Merrimack River ecosystem aboard Newburyport Harbor Tours Inc.'s Yankee Clipper! Teacher Naturalist, Lisa Hutchings will provide her expert pair of eyes to help your family find all the exciting sights and sounds of the marshes and varied habitats of  the Merrimack estuary as you cruise along the Merrimack River.


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